Come on down! Discover the undersea beauty of the Sea of Cortez—without being a certified diver. SNUBA® gives you the ease of snorkeling plus the ability to breathe underwater, without cumbersome scuba equipment.
Many sea creatures just don’t come up to the surface within easy sight of a surface snorkeler. You don’t have to dive deep—even the easy 10, 20 or 30 feet down you can go with Snuba® gives you a perspective you can’t imagine from sea level.
Every day is different under the sea. One day you might see butterfly fish and angelfish nibbling at coral heads. Another day a hawkfish might be spying at you from a shady hideout. It takes a good eye to spot an octopus, but moray eels are easy to recognize. You could see rays grazing on mollusks in the sandy sea floor. Or garden eels sticking their necks out. A big school of jacks or scads might blow by like undersea weather.
Follow a crunching sound to behold a turquoise parrotfish. Look closely for the little things, too – you could spy the brilliant finery of a little sea slug flipping by. Whatever you see today, it’ll be different tomorrow!
The way SNUBA® works is simple: instead of carrying your air supply on your back, you breathe through a long hose connected to a tank at the surface. You can’t go any deeper than the hose allows, so there’s no worry about getting “the bends” and other concerns that scuba divers deal with.
You wear a mask and flippers the same as for snorkeling. After about 15 minutes’ training session, you follow your Cabo Expeditions guide to encounter amazing tropical marine life. Total time underwater is about 30 minutes. Afterward, enjoy refreshments and if time allows, use our regular snorkeling equipment or relax on the beach.
This is one of those things to do in Cabo that you don’t want to miss. Our private platform is located in a sheltered area just minutes from the pier.
SNUBA® at Espiritu Santo
For a richer experience, join our SNUBA® – Espiritu Santo adventure. We’ll take you to the remote and mysterious Espiritu Santo Island from the quiet seaside port of La Paz.
Mexico is proud to count Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez among its many protected nature preserves. Your SNUBA® experience in this area will immerse you in a protected habitat for countless marine creatures.
Whether diving La Paz or snorkeling La Paz, birders love the island’s canyon wrens, pelicans, hummingbirds, and magnificent frigatebirds. See life defying the desert with gangly cardon cacti, wild figs, and a black rabbit unique to the island.
The island is most famous for the sea lion rookery at Los Islotes, a favorite place for snorkeling with sea lions. A colony of the furry, athletic swimmers raises their curious and playful pups here. No one who has snorkeled with sea lions forgets this up-close-and-personal encounter.
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